One of the International Space Station’s Computers has Malfunctioned
Roscosmos, the Russian space agency has announced that one of the International Space Station’s computers has malfunctioned. However, the issue does not put any of the crew at risk.
The Russian space agency said Tuesday that one of three computers in the station’s Russian module has failed. They stated that Russian flight controllers intend to reboot it this coming Thursday.
The agency affirmed that the computer issue wouldn’t affect the station’s crew, who are NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and German Alexander Gerst. They explained that two other computers could continue the station’s operations.
This glitch comes after last month’s failed launch of a new station crew. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin had to make an emergency landing after their Russian booster rocket failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight.
Both men were unharmed, and the next crew is scheduled to be launched in early December.